Gears of War Update Coming Soon

Shawn Andrich

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Aug 4, 2006
Gears of War Update Coming Soon

Epic VP Mark Rein has made a brief statement about update plans and content downloads for Gears of War. After a bogus, user-made viral campaign suggesting new downloads would be available on Christmas Eve, Rein has confirmed that a small update is coming in "the next few weeks."

"Our main focus on Gears was building the single player game," Rein told MCV []. "But while Gears might not be the most feature-rich multiplayer game around, people are still playing it online in absolutely huge and unexpected numbers."

"We're already preparing an update, which is somewhat of a housekeeping task to adjust a few things rather than any significant new functionality, and we're also working on finalizing some downloadable content as well. These should be in peoples' hands in the next few weeks ? but they're just the first of several things we have planned to keep the Gears fire burning."

Gears of War online gamers have been clamoring for a fix for a voice chat bug that prevents existing players from hearing new players entering an ongoing match. Other concerns include a more robust host interface and the ability to play ranked games with friends.

Topping the Xbox Live online play charts and selling over 2 million copies worldwide, Microsoft claims 1 million unique gamers have played Gears of War online.